A Renovated 1920's california home that honors the East & West Coast

Designer Sheena Murphy of sheep + stone Creates a Stunning Contemporary Space

Interior Design by Sheena Murphy of sheep + stone | Photography by Nicole Franzen | Modern Sanctuary | A Renovated 1920's California Home That Honors Both Coasts | Living Room | Modern Living Room | Contemporary Living Room | Windows
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Nicole Franzen
08/17/2016

Each room is as breathtakingly beautiful as the next in this L.A. home designed by Sheena Murphy of  sheep + stone. Sheena has a talent for mixing neutral tones with unique decor pieces to create spaces that are both tranquil and dynamic at the same time. She has mastered this delicate balance and applied it to this fresh, eclectic family home. The neutral backdrop allows her use of sumptuous fabrics, eye-catching lighting, graphic floor coverings and bold artwork to draw the attention they deserve.

Sheena tells us about the inspiration behind the design, “This 1920’s home renovation was for a Californian family who had lived in Brooklyn for seven years, prior to returning to Los Angeles. It was important to the clients to honor both the East coast and West coast feel within their home.

“We took cues from the local landscape and design history then blended that inspiration with nods to Brooklyn in the form of artwork, locally made pieces, and materials that felt synonymous with NYC.  My favorite part of the final design is the fusion created by bringing the outdoors in.”

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Sofa:  Room + Board | Armchair: vintage Milo Baughman at ABC Modern 

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Sconce: Atelier de Troupe

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The large-scale Croft House mirror in the living room reflects light and creates a feeling of more expansive space.

Sofa:  Jayson Home | Side Table:  ABC Home | Shades and textiles:  Zak and Fox | Sconce:  Kelly Wearstler

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“Our favorite finishing touch is a pair of hanging plants in the living room, framing the large windows in recessed arches.”

It’s important for a space to have a sense of calm and balance and we typically achieve this through using an eclectic mix of materials, finishes and textures.  Sheena Murphy

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We love the drama created by the gorgeous Restoration Hardware chandelier in the dining room which is also seen from the outdoor deck.

Chairs:  Design Within Reach | Artwork: vintage,  At Home Modern

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“No matter where you are in the house, you have a view of the luscious outdoors, and I love that each room feels connected to its surroundings in some way.” 

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Soothing gray tones and access to the outdoors create a calm master bedroom. Dark wood floors help to ground the room and tie seamlessly to black window and door trims.

Dresser: vintage, Flow Modern | Chandelier:  Ay Illuminate

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Bedding:  Restoration Hardware | Bedside lamp: Wrong for HAY

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Crib: Land of Nod | Rug:  Ferm Living

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The chair’s woven fabric echoes the graphic rug pattern and basket adding interest and cohesion to a small workspace.

Desk Chair: Jens Risom for Knoll

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A space can offer so many different things for different people – but first and foremost a space should feel right for that person or those people who will be living in it. The relationships we have with clients are a big part of our process and have the potential to really set a project apart.  Sheena Murphy

We couldn’t agree more with you Sheena!  Today’s Modern Sanctuaries are strongly grounded on personalized space and relationships.

Meet the designer Sheena Murphy of Sheep + Stone Interiors
Bio:

After moving to New York from London and finishing design school at Parsons, Sheena Murphy worked for a number of designers + architects in New York City before launching sheep + stone in April 2014. With a layered + eclectic approach to design, Sheena has an acute appreciation for interiors which respect both the environment and humanity. She has a strong passion for supporting local artists and designers while never compromising on function or aesthetics. Sheena currently resides with her husband, baby girl and dog in Brooklyn.

sheep + stone is an interior design studio basked in Brooklyn. We design private residences, boutique hotels + commercial spaces, and we stage real estate for developers and marketing professionals. We are a small collective of creatives with backgrounds in art, design, architecture + business from England, Canada + the US.

What is your design aesthetic?
Our aesthetic isn't defined by one framework or one style - it's typically defined by a combination of styles and periods. Mixing vintage furniture, pieces with an already active patina, with clean contemporary design of the moment lends itself to a space with character and warmth and visual interest.
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